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Hi My Question If U Go For A Lung Xray Can The Doctor Detec Lung Cancer Easely
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
What to do if I have a 2cm nodule and smaller nodules in my lungs, going in tomorrow for a pet scan. if this is cancer, how quickly will it spread?
Need evaluation: proceed with PET scan . ultimately you would need to have a biopsy of the lung mass to establish a diagnosis. if you smoke, please quit. God only knows how quickly it will spread. having said that- it will depend of the biology of the cancer- some cancers are indolent/slowly growing, and others are aggressive . PET scan will show if there is any other suspicious area- lymph nodes or organs. ...Read more
My doctor says small cell lung cancer (sclc) can be seen on chest x-ray. Is this true? Or would you need a ct-scan?
Had a CT done for chest pain to check for blood clots, would they have seen if I had lung cancer or something if they weren't looking for it in the ER?
Can CT of chest with contrast help diagnose cancer of windpipe or trachea? If not what doctor woukd i see for testing?
Hi docs, can you tell me if small nodes seen on lungs thru chest CT scan are suggesting lung cancer?
Multiple causes/risk: This is one possibility, and the assessment of that diagnosis involves a visit with to a pulmonary specialist. They will recommend further evaluation. If there are multiple nodules, this actually may be related to infection. One example of such an infection is TB. If you have smoked in the past, swollen lymph nodes on the chest CT, or signs of illness, this raises the risk for a malignancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have a aneurysm in thoracic aorta and made a echocardiogram, would doc see it ? if it was at the arch for example? didnt tell doc my worries
Not unless it : Is advanced case. Gastric cancer, as other GI malignancies, start in the inner lining of a hollow organ, so in its early stages can be difficult to visualize on ct scan. By the time gastric, and other GI cancers, become visible on ct, they are far advanced. So don't rely on negative ct scan to exclude the possibility of stomach or colon tumors. ...Read more
A CT scan revealed a spiculated mass 1 CM across in my dad s lung he recently had the flu with a bad cough he also smoked for 50 years and quit 2 years ago the doctor wants to wait 3 months and do another CT to see if it s still there if so he will biopsy
If your having chest pain and worried about lung cancer wouldn't the tumor be big enough to show on a X-ray if having pain?
My mom has had 4 lung biopseys and this doctor said it looks cancerous how can a docto see cancer if thats the case why do they have to send it off ?
Depends: Maybe they want another pathologists opinion. Another reason is that there are 2 new oral medications for lung cancer. In order to use them, the tumor has to be tested for mutations. If it has a mutation. The drug is likely to be beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am at very high risk for lung cancer. A noncalcified nodule showed up on screening ct. Scared to wait the 3 months for next ct. What else can I do?
No, not even 2 scans: Patients get CT scans all over the world, every day. As long as there is a good reason for the scan, it is fine to do. If repeated scans are planned, to follow some sort of serious illness, a patient can ask his doctor what other options there are, in order to decrease the total number of scans in his lifetime. Having repeated CT scans, over and over, can add up to much x-ray exposure. ...Read more
I'm 42 non smoker have had chest discomfort. If your having symptoms of lung cancer would the tumor be big enough to be seen on a xray? I did have a c
Do i need to wait until my lung infection clears up before getting a chest X-ray to check for cancer? Would the infection mask the cancer on x-ray?
Better to wait : A lung infection can make lung cancer more difficult to detect and could cause a false negative (where a cancer is missed). Many physicians do a follow up chest x-ray with 90 days of treating a pneumonia to be sure the pneumonia clears and to be sure a mass was not missed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctor i was wondering if mri can detect colon cancer i just needed a quick way to evaluate colon health?
On feb 2012 after CT lung scan a 2mm lung nodule was found. Do i need to retest? Can a 2mm lung nodule disappear and if yes how long does it takes?
Need a followup: 2mm is really below any diagnostic resolution of ct. In your age, it most likely represents a bening finding, rather than a lung cancer. You should have had a follow up scan 3-6 months to assure either resolution of the nodule or to determine if it got larger. These can easily disappear if inflammatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to ER to gsve blood test and catscan. They where looking for kidney stones. Would colon or stomach cancer show up? If it was there would thy see
Not typically: The blood work in your situation could show anemia, which still requires further tests. A large colon mass or stomach mass could be seen on a study for kidney stone, but it is unlikely. Ct scans are good at looking at parts of the body that are more solid and less tube like. Endoscopy is still better for all of these situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do when you get a chest xray and it shows a minimal lung base collapse?What should ur doc do to you in a case like this
chest X-ray on 3/10/13
Depends on the : Reason for the cxr to begin with. If you were recently sick with pneumonia, it could just be left over changes, and you can repeat cxr in 3 months to double check. If there is suspicion for cancer (very unlikely in a 17 year old!), then get a ct to evaluate further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT scan risk: There are items that can increase the lifetime risk of cancer. A single ct chest scan will increase that risk more than an xray. But if you need the ct chest scan, than the benefits can outweigh the risk. Smoking is a much worse avoidable risk factor for cancer. Also, to decrease cancer risk, eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables and reduce red meat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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